The Best Movie Moments of 2017

by Michael Henley

  • Flute lessons, ALIEN: COVENANT
  • The stairway fight, ATOMIC BLONDE
  • “Bellbottoms,” BABY DRIVER
  • “Neat Neat Neat,” BABY DRIVER
  • The laundromat scene, BABY DRIVER
  • “Tequila!” BABY DRIVER
  • “Hocus Pocus” (by Focus), BABY DRIVER
  • Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) showing Emily (Zoe Kazan) “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” THE BIG SICK
  • Kumail responding to the question “What did you think of 9/11?” THE BIG SICK
  • Beth (Holly Hunter) and Terry (Ray Romano) get into a fight, THE BIG SICK
  • The final shot of Joan (Emma Roberts), THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER
  • K (Ryan Gosling) apprehends Sapper (Dave Bautista), BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • Everything Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) does, BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • K visits Dr. Steline (Carla Juri)’s memory workshop, BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • Joi (Ana de Armas) and K make love, with Mariette (Mackenzie Davis)’s help, BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • Entrance to Dead Las Vegas, BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • Brawl at the Sea Wall, BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • “All the Best Memories Are Hers,”/”Tears in Rain,” BLADE RUNNER 2049
  • The reveal of the city of the dead, COCO
  • The photograph, COCO
  • “Remember Me,” COCO
  • The interrogation scene, DETROIT
  • Oh hai Mark (Filming the roof scene), THE DISASTER ARTIST
  • The premiere, THE DISASTER ARTIST
  • Farrier (Tom Hardy) lands his spitfire and accepts his fate, DUNKIRK
  • Jessie (Carla Gugino)’s handy escape plan, GERALD’S GAME
  • Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is brought to the sunken place, GET OUT
  • The Bingo scene, GET OUT
  • Allison Williams’ delivery of “You know I can’t give you the keys, right, babe?”, GET OUT
  • The final line of GET OUT.
  • M (Rooney Mara) eats a pie and sinks into a quagmire of grief and despair, A GHOST STORY.
  • Round trip tour of space and time, A GHOST STORY
  • Pretty much every moment of GOOD TIME, but especially the opening heist sequence
  • Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) dances to “Mister Blue Sky” during the opening title sequence, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2
  • “Father and Son”/Finale, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
  • Hiya Georgie, IT
  • The library scene, IT
  • Richie (Finn Wolfhard) responds to Pennywise’s final offer, IT
  • John Wick (Keanu Reaves) gets his car back, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2
  • John Wick vs. Cassian (Common) through the streets of Rome, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2
  • The Bowery King (Lawrence Fishburne) changes into his silk bathrobe, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2
  • The hall of bloody mirrors, JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2
  • Helicopter battle, KONG: SKULL ISLAND
  • “Other things can be sad; it’s not all war.” LADY BIRD
  • The dress shopping scene, LADY BIRD
  • Christine calls home from New York, LADY BIRD
  • The farmhouse sequence, LOGAN
  • “This is What it Feels Like.”, LOGAN
  • Enter Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). “I Am. In. Car. Cer. Ated.”, LOGAN LUCKY
  • Joe Bang instructs Jimmy and Clyde Logan (Channing Tatum, Adam Driver) about chemistry, LOGAN LUCKY
  • The sink scene, MOTHER!
  • The last third of MOTHER! (all of it)
  • The bathroom sequence, THE SHAPE OF WATER
  • Prom night, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
  • Ohhhh, this is actually an UNBREAKABLE sequel!, SPLIT
  • The throne room sequence, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
  • Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) plays her last card, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
  • Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
  • Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson)’s drunken entrance, THOR: RAGNAROK
  • The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum)….you know what, just the Grandmaster, THOR: RAGNAROK
  • Thor (Chris Hemsworth) recognizes The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), THOR: RAGNAROK
  • Mildred (Frances McDormand)’s response to Sherriff Willoughby saying “I didn’t mean to” while being interrogated, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • Sherriff Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) writes a note, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • Dixon (Sam Rockwell) beats a kid, throws him out a second story window, hits a woman, and marches back onto the street, all in a single take, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • “Penelope said ‘begets?’”, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • James (Peter Dinklage) gets fed up at dinner, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • The Rihanna dance number, with an intro by Ethan Hawke, space pimp, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
  • Nova (Amiah Miller) visits the imprisoned Caesar (Andy Serkis), WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
  • Cory (Jeremy Renner) dispenses final justice, WIND RIVER
  • The Lasso of Truth, WONDER WOMAN
  • Nude Chris Pine’s perfectly timed response when Diana asks “What’s that?” WONDER WOMAN
  • Diana meets London, WONDER WOMAN
  • Diana vs. No Man’s Land, WONDER WOMAN